Websites for New York Mavens  

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Architecture..40 Fun and Miscellaneous..23 Manhattan..37 Staten Island..8
Bronx..9 Harlem..6 Museums..14 Subways & Railroad..2
Brooklyn..10 Historic Houses..8 Nature..3 Times Square..4
Children..6 Historical Accounts..14 New York State..4 Upper East Side..7
Downtown/Financial Dist...3 Hudson River Valley..3 Political History..2 Upper West Side..6
East Village..6 Landmarks..15 Queens..18 Vintage Photos..16
Event Listings..18 Long Island..9 Religious..2 Walking Tours..9
Food..1 Lower East Side..4 Soho..5 West Village..5

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1. 1964 (and 1939) World's Fair: Modern Ruins    A wonderful array of photographic images of the World's Fair site (often in ruins) and observations....
2. 1964 New York World's Fair: Exploring America's Space Age World's Fair    An extensive site. Take a few minutes to learn how to navigate the site and then spend hours discovering its delights!
3. 1964 New York World's Fair: Wikipedia    A good overall article on the 1964 World's Fair.
4. 1964 World's Fair at NIGHT    A small, but lovely collection of nighttime images of the 1964 World's Fair
5. Audrey Munson: Muse, Model, Forgotten, Remembered    A website devoted to the model who posed for the female figure in many of the great Beaux Arts statues in Manhattan. Fascinating!
6. Bloomingdale Neighborhood History Group (Upper West Side)    A local history organization with regular lectures, tours, and other public programs
7. Bridge and Tunnel Club    A fun photographic series of walks throughout all five boroughs of New York City.
8. Bronx Museum of the Arts    
9. Center for Jewish History    
10. Chelsea Art Galleries    A fairly comprehensive listing of galleries in the Chelsea area,
11. Chicago World's Fair: World's Columbian Exposition of 1893    Al right! So it's a little odd to note the Chicago World's Fair - but it was very influential in New York City. FABULOUS SITE!
12. Children's Museum of Manhattan    
13. Children's Museum of the Arts    
14. Christo and Jean-Claude's Official Website    Extensive website with information about Christo's Gates and numerous other projects.
15. Christo Official Website from NYC    Lots of Valuable Information
16. Christo's Gates: Diagram and Self-Guided Walking Tour    
17. Chrysler Building / Silver Spire: How Two Men's Dreams Changed the Skyline of New York    Lovingly written information about the Chrysler Building
18. Chrysler Building / The Social Construction of the Skyscraper    Remarkable website about the Chrysler Building and its interrelationship with its time. Great historic images.
19. Church of the Incarnation    Click on "Tour the Building" for a self-guided walking tour of this magnificent 19th century Murray Hill church.
20. City Revies    A diverse website on numerous topics about New York. Particularly good for individual histories of buildings.
21. Deitch Projects Gallery: SoHo and Long Island City, Queens    Deitch Projects is known for producing ambitious projects by contemporary artists.
22. DIA: Beacon Art Center    
23. Faded Signs in New York by Artist/Photographer Frank Jump    A delightful website of historic (hence, faded) painted wall advertising in New York City. Children Cry for Fletcher's Castoria!!
24. Fisher Landau Center for Art    1,500 work contemporary art collection of Emily Fisher Landau
25. Flushing Town Hall    Includes Queens Jazz Trail
26. Forgotten Delights: Public Sculptures and More...    Very nice selection of representational scultpures in Manhattan
27. Germany in New York    A website pertaining to all things German in New York. Constantly changing. A very good site.
28. Gotham Center for New York City History at CUNY    
29. Green-Wood Cemetery Official Website    The website of my favorite New York area Garden Cemetery - and the prototype for Central Park.
30. Hudson Valley: Illustrated Books and 19th Cent. Domestic Design    
31. Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum    
32. Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art    Staten Island's noted TIbetan Art Museum
33. Jewish Museum    
34. Lewis Hine: Construction of Empire State Building    Classic photographs of the building of the Empire State Building.
35. Long Island Museum    
36. Metronome Clock at Union Square    
37. Museum of Modern Art Queens    Helpful visitor information
38. Museum of the City of New York    
39. Nassau County Museum of Art    
40. National Academy of Design    
41. National Arts Club    Includes Interior Tour
42. New York City Subway Art Guide    Great photographic selection of the Arts for Transit projects in the New York City subway system.
43. New York City Subway Tiles: Part One - Guastavino Tiles    Nice site about NYC subway tiles and their makers
44. New York City Walk (With photographs)    Between May 2002 and December 2004, I walked every street on the island of Manhattan. Every darn street.
45. New York Heritage Digital Library Collections    More than 160 digital collections from New York State, via libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural institutions.
46. New York History Info    history, pictures and e-cards too
47. New York Images    New York related art works by a range of artists, both well-known and lesser-known
48. Nineteenth-century Views of Manhattan    Uptown Views
49. Noble Maritime Museum of Staten Island    
50. Old Bethpage Village Restoration    
51. P. S. 1 Contemporary Art Center    
52. Photographs of New York Art, Architecture, Holiday Windows, and more    A wonderful website by New Yorker Mark Lentz
53. Piccirilli Brothers Studio    Fantastic website with great images of the works of the Piccirilli Brothers of the Bronx.
54. Place Matters    Places of social and cultural importance in New York City. Not your usual landmarks. Click on "Tours" or "Featured Place of the Week."
55. Prospect Park Photograph Archives    Impressive historic photographs of Prospect Park, Brooklyn.
56. Public Art in the Bronx    An excellent site with lots of tips for teachers and students.
57. Queens Museum of Art    This is the major art museum in Queens County. Home of the New York Panorama, Tiffany glass, and more.
58. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture    
59. Skyscraper Walking Tour of Lower Manhattan    Four nIce "download-able" descriptions and self-guided walking tours of some of the world's great skyscrapers.
60. Snug Harbor Cultural Center    Staten Island's noted Cultural Complex at historic Sailor's Snug Harbor
61. Socrates Sculpture Park    Only site in the New York Metropolitan area specifically for artists to create and exhibit large-scale works.
62. The Chrysler Building: Wikipedia    A remarkably detailed, yet brief, description of the Chrysler Building. Includes some interesting Chrysler web-links.
63. The Greater Ridgewood Historical Society: The Vander Ende-Onderdonk House    
64. Vanderbilt Museum    
65. Victorian Homes in Elmira, New York (Chemung County, in the Finger Lakes)    Very nice website about Elmira, New York's Victorian Home Historic District
66. Walking Tours of Manhattan: Self-Guided    An interesting array of self-guided Manhattan walks with Google Maps and photographs and sometimes explanatory text.
67. Williamsburg, Brooklyn Art Galleries    
68. Women's City Club of NY    
69. Yiddish Theatre: The Folksbiene    The Official Folksbiene website

Frequently I am asked for a list of my favorite New York web-sites.

Presented here are varied sites, broken up into categories ranging from exceptionally informative to somewhat esoteric (perhaps even eccentric).

Choose a category that interests you and enjoy!
- Justin
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